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DIY Mask Holder Necklace

 DIY Mask Holder Necklace Materials: 19 Strand .018 Beadalon Bead Stringing Wire Size 2 Crimp Tubes Lobster Clasp  (make sure the opening will fit over the elastic ear loops in your mask!) Assorted Beads (Beads shown are from Jesse James Beads ) Tools: Standard Crimper Tool Nipper Tool   Instructions: STEP 1 Pull about 28 inches out from the spool, and use the spool clip to hold it in place. Do not cut the wire from the spool.   STEP 2 Snip the very end of the beading wire if it’s a new spool. String up a design of beads about 24 inches. Make sure you start and end with a small bead with a small hole.   STEP 3 Thread on one crimp tube and one lobster claw clasp. Thread the beading wire down through the crimp tube use the crimping pliers to crimp the crimp tube in place. Trim the end of the wire about an inch and thread it back through the beads to hide it.   STEP 4 Slide the beads down to the crimped part of the necklace. Leave an extra 3 inches of wire and snip it from the spool.   ST

Everything's coming up Rose Gold!

  Rose gold is one of those finishes that just puts a smile on my face. I love how it bridges the gap between silver and gold - and goes with pretty much anything! I'm delighted that Beadalon has so many options in Rose Gold - including some new findings and wire gauges! Check out the  Facebook Live Video  I did going over (almost) all of Beadalon and Artistic Wire's Rose Gold product offerings. Here are some of my favorites: 7 Strand SilverRose in .015 and . 018 Rose Gold Artistic Wire  - 16-24 Gauge Flat Rose Gold Artistic Wire  - 21 Gauge 3mm and 5mm Rose Gold German Style Wire  - 20 Gauge in Round, Square, and 1/2 Round Rose Gold Memory Wire  - both Regular and Heavy Duty ColorCraft Wire  - 16-28 Gauge Findings Variety Pack  - 73 Jump Rings, 8 Spring Rings, 8 Lobster Clasps, 23 Tags Instant Pendants  - Ball End and Cone Ends Head Pins  and Ball Head Pins To make the project in the top photo, all you need to do is make a variety of wrapped loop dangles using the Flat Headp

Swarovski Crystals Around the World - Costa Rica "Tranquil Waters"

Starting as underwater volcanoes which then surfaced over thousands and thousands of years, Costa Rica has evolved into one of the largest, lush ecosystems in the world. Imagine yourself rappelling down a waterfall, relaxing in hot springs, hiking along the rolling fog of the cloud forest or exploring the pink sandy beaches of the Guanacaste coastline. Theses adventures paired with rich tropical flora and fauna and soft sunsets over crystal blue water were the incredible inspiration for these pieces – and our version of paradise.    Our design inspiration includes Rose Peach, Light Turquoise and Peridot color Swarovski Crystals weaved with WildFire Thread to create a tropical feel fashion accessory.  Materials Swarovski® Pearls 2mm rose peach Swarovski  5000 4mm round peridot Swarovski 5328 3mm bicone crystal AB Swarovski 4127 30X 22mm Faceted Oval Fancy Stone light turquoise Swarovski Button 1811 light turquoise Jesse James Beads TOHO Seed Beads  Size 11 - Forest Floor Bead Mix Size 1